Dear Shushy Fans,
I am extremely pleased to share with you the wondrous news that THE DREAMSTERS - our half-hour Shushybye series designed for preschoolers – will make its television debut with a special one-hour preview on Mother’s Day Sunday May 8 in prime time from 8-9:00pm on KCET-TV, public media for Southern and Central California. The hour special will then make its way to public television stations across the country in preparation for the launch of THE DREAMSTERS half-hour series which enters production this summer.
Comcast subscribers can also download specially-produced DREAMSTER programming on Comcast Video On Demand. Plus, DREAMSTER music videos will soon be regularly offered on the popular KidzBop Channel!
We’ll be celebrating the Southern California premiere of THE DREAMSTERS on KCET-TV with a gala live concert event to take place Saturday April 30 at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The day-long event will also feature an array of arts & crafts fun and free refreshments for the children (a lunch menu will also be available for the adults). Tickets are only $30 dollars per family of five and are now available via www.KCET.org or Ticketmaster. Topping of the event is our hour-long concert featuring Michael North and The Dreamsters performing everyone’s favorite Shushybye hits – along with the introduction of awesome rock, pop, jazz, blues, Latin and country songs I’ve composed expressly for THE DREAMSTERS television series. MC’ing the concert is none other than rock radio legend Charlie Tuna from K-EARTH 101 and host of his own hugely popular nationally syndicated CBS Radio show. And I’m thrilled to share that Ron Dante – famed lead singer of The Archies – will kick off the concert with what has become a globally-renowned rock ‘n roll anthem, SUGAR SUGAR (and we’ll most certainly want the audience to join in!!). Ron will be backed by the live Shushybye Band. This is a must-not-miss family event – we hope to see all our L.A. Shushy fans there!!! Be sure to get your tickets quickly – this is a family concert extravaganza you and yours will remember for a long time to come!
A live-action musical format for preschoolers and their families, THE DREAMSTERS focuses on enriching early learning experiences, particularly inspiring children to develop a love of art, dance, music and storytelling. The Dreamsters is being developed in collaboration with a diverse panel of renowned educational advisors.
Featuring popular children’s singer Michael North, THE DREAMSTERS stars a group of colorful ‘Dreamster’ characters that create dreams based on children’s ‘Dream Wishes.’ The show also features original songs performed by a number of guest music artists, including Brian Setzer (Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Stray Cats); Davy Jones (The Monkees); Tommy James (Tommy James and the Shondelles); Steve Lawrence (of Steve and Edie fame); and Ron Dante (The Archies), among other renowned artists.
PJ THE DJ, STARBRIGHT and SNORE are the main ‘Dreamsters’ who work at The Dreamery, a dream-making studio lot that encompasses several soundstages and departments for Dream Design, Dream Props, Dream Effects, Music and Wardrobe – all dedicated to making dreams for preschoolers. The complex also boasts its own main library, health and fitness center, recreation area (Pillow Park) and school where budding Dreamsters learn the art of creating dreams. The on-campus radio station (MOON-FM) plays all the Dreamery hits – original songs that cover the gamut from rock and pop to R&B, Jazz, Latin and Country performed by such ‘performers’ as Fred Asleep, The Sleeptones, The Bed Bugs and Bay B. King, among others.
PJ THE DJ has the morning shift on the Dreamery’s #1 radio station MOON-FM, while legendary rock Los Angeles radio personality Charlie Tuna has afternoon drive (portraying the character Charlie Luna). PJ also emcee’s the nightly dance at Pillow Park where the Dreamsters gather to boogie to their favorite bands.
Executive Producers of The Dreamsters are creator/songwriter Steve Syatt, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and David Cooper.
And for our awsome fans of SHUSHYBYE BABY, we are delighted and excited to unveil the news that we’ll soon be joining with the ultra-cool team at BabyFirstTV to produce all-new episodes of what has become the world’s most beloved original dream-themed series for babies and toddlers. Since 2006, it has been our joy to be associated with this extraordinary child development channel. Words can hardly express how deeply we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of BabyFirstTV – and how much we appreciate hearing from BabyFirstTV viewers each and every day regarding their own family’s Shushybye experiences. I encourage everyone everywhere to make BabyFirstTV a part of your family’s viewing! (I’m also quite proud that the BabyFirstTV song I wrote and Michael North sings has reached over 2.5 million ‘Views’ on You Tube – now that’s impressive!!
So there you have it… SHUSHYBYE BABY exclusively on BabyFirstTV for babies and toddlers and THE DREAMSTERS for preschoolers through first graders making its debut over the next months on public television. Both series have a mission of introducing music and all the creative arts to children and bringing colorful and magical characters into their hearts and imaginations.
Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org…and stay tuned for news of our summer tour featuring both The Shushies and The Dreamsters (and, of course, the incredible Michael North).
Shushybye and Goodnight…and Dream On!